"Melissa is a complete asset, a totally dedicated and professional practitioner. Working with and for a person with a disability can be quite daunting to working with an able-bodied person, she hasn’t wavered at any stage and has taken an interest in what my condition is, what I can do and has put together a well-considered physical training plan to enhance my fitness and well-being. One of me would equal two able-bodied individuals. My goal at the beginning of the year was to get out of my wheelchair, strengthen my core, stand and walk with stability – I can do about 25 metres and this is amazing!"
"My sister and I started with Fitness Playground in November 2017, we were nervous and lacked confidence, but we are so thankful to have met Melissa. She made us feel at ease from the first time we met her! Melissa continuously strives to help us reach our goals and always knows how to cheer us up and keep us motivated to attend the gym, sessions are always so much fun with Melissa as she is a goof and it never feels like a chore. My sister, Bianca, has benefitted most from training with Melissa as she was told she would never be able to fall pregnant naturally and within 4 months of training with Melissa she fell pregnant! Melissa’s dedication and determination to us never faltered. She joked that she wanted Bianca in the gym until her waters broke but always listened to her and her body during sessions and supported Bianca when she decided it was time to take a break from PT. Melissa supports us with our day to day life and we would be lost without her, she goes above and beyond what we thought we would have with a PT. She even attended the birth of my niece, Aspen, in Nov 2018. We are so grateful to Fitness Playground and Melissa! We love her very much!!"
Jessyka and Bianca Hanson
"Melissa has worked as my PT at Fitness Playground for over six months now. I initially started out to learn some strengthening exercises for my knee after surgery. But since finding Melissa, she has been a great mentor and instructor, and for that I have continued to work on my whole body. She can be a very pushy PT but does it well, whilst truly understanding her clients limits and strength. I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone looking for a PT! "